A prolific worker, Terry Williams’s art practice encompasses animation, ceramics, foam sculpture, texta drawing and watercolour. His detailed series of ceramic buildings and aeroplanes is a unique depiction of the modern industrial world. The intensely physical construction of his sculpture is juxtaposed with the more metaphysical concept of the ‘factory-built’ flying machine. In contrast to the strong physicality of his three-dimensional work, his works on paper show loose black and white line work with veils of watercolour washes.
Williams is fascinated with UFOs, science fiction movies and also domestic items, often working on a small scale to create a sense of intimacy. Strongly motivated by the idea of extra-terrestrial life, Williams frequently depicts a fusion between human and alien existence.
Terry Williams is represented by Arts Project Australia.
Not titled (yellow figure) 2011; vinyl, cotton and stuffing; 47 x 19 x 12cm; Courtesy Arts Project Australia
Not titled (flying circus) 2008; felt pen on paper; 35 x 50cm; Courtesy Arts Project Australia